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Hidden Treasure

Abstract: Story collected by John Cunningham, a student at Knockerra (B.) Killimer school (Knockerra, Co. Clare) (no informant identified).

Original reference: 0629/1/19

Loading...School Knockerra (B.) Killimer [Vol. 0629, Chapter 0001]

County The Schools' Manuscript Collection : County Clare Schools

Cunningham, John

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Hidden Treasure [duchas:4878785]

Once there lived in the west of County Clare a man named Muirisín Fóidre who dreamt that under Welesley Bridge in Limerick was hidden a crock of gold. Without further delay he went to Limerick and when walking on the bridge he met a man who enquired his business to the city seeing his ragged appearance. Muirisín told him and then the man told him to go home as he himself dreamt there was god hidden under Muirisín Fóidre's hearth-stone. Muirisín went home delighted and dug under the hearth and he found the gold and he lived happily ever after.

Origin information
Knockerra, Co. Clare
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
p. 020
Volume 0629
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Mícheál Ó Cuinneagáin.
Supernatural beings   linked data (afset)
Supernatural and legendary beings--Neacha neamhshaolta agus osnádúrtha
Treasure troves--Folklore
Treasure legends--Ór i bhfolach
School location
KnockerraCnoc DhoireKilrushMoyartaClare
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0629/1/19

Suggested credit
"Hidden Treasure"in "The Schools' Manuscript Collection," held by University College Dublin, National Folklore Collection UCD. © University College Dublin. Digital content by: Glenbeigh Records Management, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <>
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Mícheál Ó Cuinneagáin.
Supported by funding from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Ireland), University College Dublin, and the National Folklore Foundation (Fondúireacht Bhéaloideas Éireann), 2014-2016.
Record source
Metadata creation date: 2014/2016 — Metadata created by Fiontar, Dublin City University, in collaboration with the National Folklore Collection UCD and UCD Library. Original Fiontar metadata converted into MODS by UCD Library.

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